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Lawmakers pitch death penalty rule changes

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are taking the first steps toward revamping the state's capital punishment rules after a deadlocked jury allowed courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to avoid the death penalty.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/18/met_504382.shtml
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...deliberations. But, she said, "nothing we said made a difference." Mr. Nichols was convicted of killing a judge, a court reporter, a deputy and a federal agent in a 2005 shooting spree that began in a downtown Atlanta courthouse. He was spared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/17/met_504242.shtml
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Jury at impasse in courthouse shooting trial

...other counts in the 2005 killings. He was on trial for rape when he grabbed a guard's gun and fatally shot the judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy in the courthouse. He fled and killed a federal agent in an Atlanta neighborhood. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/12/met_503594.shtml
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...Thursday. The 37-year-old was found guilty last month of murder and dozens of other charges for killing the judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy at the courthouse and a federal agent in an Atlanta neighborhood on March 11, 2005...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/11/met_503469.shtml
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...people dead. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Monday for Brian Nichols, who was convicted of killing a judge, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and a federal agent in the violence that began in downtown Atlanta. A jury found Nichols...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/05/met_502798.shtml
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Deputies intercepted weapons at Nichols trial

...Attorney Paul Howard, who will decide if charges should be filed. Nichols was found guilty Nov. 7 of murdering a judge, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and a federal agent when he escaped from a 2005 rape trial. The jury is now hearing testimony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/20/met_484157.shtml
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Jurors deliberating in Nichols' shooting case

...began at a downtown Atlanta courthouse. Brian Nichols, 36, faces the death penalty in the fatal shootings of a judge, a court reporter, a deputy and a federal agent in the 2005 rampage. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, claiming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/07/met_482532.shtml
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Speaker asks Fleming to probe Nichols judge

...selection until legislators give the indigent defense more money. Mr. Nichols is accused in the murders of a judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy. Mr. Fleming, appointed by House Speaker Glenn Richardson of Hiram, will look at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/26/met_149257.shtml
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Georgia's public defender funds running low

...defend Brian Nichols, who is facing a death-penalty trial in Fulton County in the shooting deaths last year of a judge, a court reporter and a deputy. - Morris News Service

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/29/met_114467.shtml
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Nichols' attorneys ask that trial not be on TV

...fair and impartial jury." Mr. Nichols was being retried on rape charges in March 2005 when he fatally shot a judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy who chased him outside the courthouse, authorities say. He's also accused of committing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/24/met_101681.shtml
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